Cubic Corporation said late last week that James Blake has been appointed vice president and general manager for integrated training solutions at Cubic Global Defense (CGD).
Prior to joining CGD, Blake served as a U.S. Army program executive officer for simulation, training and instrumentation (PEO STRI), and he also served as head of contracting activity.
“As a former PEO STRI and head of contracting activity for the U.S. Army, Jim had to respond quickly to critical, emerging requirements with innovative acquisition and technology solutions to train our soldiers with critical warfighting skills,” Bill Toti, president of CGD, said. “Jim’s extensive background in not only modeling and simulation, but also in research, development and acquisition of Army training systems is an important strategic addition to Cubic’s offerings in integrated training solutions.”
At CGD, Blake will be charged with the creation and differentiation of the company's current training solutions and other related services.
Blake graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army War College and the Defense Systems Management College. Blake also holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Tampa, a master's degree in systems engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and a doctorate in computer science from Duke University.